In which industries are Australian employees more likely to have used cannabis in the past 12 months?

The proportion of employed Australians who used cannabis in the past 12 months varies according to their industry of employment. Australians employed in hospitality are more likely to have used cannabis in the past 12 months compared to those employed in other industries.

23% of Australians employed in hospitality have used cannabis in the past 12 months, compared to 16% employed in construction, 15% employed in retail, 14% employed in media and telecommunications, 13% employed in wholesale, 12% employed in administrative services, 12% employed in arts and recreation, 12% employed in manufacturing, 12% employed in professional, technical and scientific services, 11%* employed in agriculture, 11% employed in transport, 10% employed in finance, 9% employed in education and training, 9% employed in health care and community services, 8% employed in mining, 8% employed in public admin and safety, 7%* employed in rental and real estate, 6%* employed in utilities, and 14% employed in other service industries. * Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).

* Estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Employed: Self-employed or working for salary or wages.